On Feb. 22, 2018, Custom Electric Ltd. took part in a Skilled Trades Fair held at Calgary’s Lord Beaverbrook High School. The trade fair was presented by the non-profit organization CAREERS: The Next Generation alongside the Calgary Board of Education.

CAREERS partners with government, educators, communities, industry, parents and students to introduce youth to rewarding careers and helps develop our future skilled workers.  

Custom Electric Ltd. was proud to participate at this event with our very own John Campbell and Doug Miller alongside Dana Alisat, answering questions regarding career opportunities in the electrical contracting field. Not only did they expose our youth to the possibility of a career as electricians but, also helped them understand the necessary requirements to achieve a career in the industry.  

The intent of the trade fair is to enable students and their parents to learn more about the trades, apprenticeships and related careers. The fair also empowers students with an opportunity to network with trade professionals. Students are able to ask questions and learn more about their interest in the trades.

Custom Electric Ltd. encourages and supports our own employees in their continuing education endeavors, providing ongoing, on the job and off-site training. Apprentices with our company receive a comprehensive and thorough education, with exposure to an array of projects and products where possible.

We are fortunate to participate in events like the skilled trades fair at Lord Beaverbrook High School which enables us to share our passions and hopefully inspire electricians of the future.

Full Time - Jr. Purchaser

Custom Electric is a full service electrical contracting company, with over 250 employees; we’re looking for a full time Jr. Purchaser.  This position will work directly under, including reporting to the Purchasing Manager. The role will focus on fulfilling orders, maintenance of excel cost sheets and processing supplier invoices. This is a full time position with our company offering a complete health and benefits package.

Key Responsibilities; assisting Purchase Manager in the following,

  • Material acquisition, procurement and tracking of documentation for receiving material
  • Knowledge of required quantity, budgetary constraints and cost codes
  • Maintaining database of vendor and supplier contacts, preferred/competitive pricing options including any contract changes
    • Create and maintain relationships with clients, vendors and suppliers
    • To maintain an up-to-date database of materials and accurate pricing

Skills and/or qualifications we are looking for;

  •         Excellent verbal and written skills, strong attention to detail and organizational abilities
  •         Being able to work quickly whereas maintaining a high level of productivity throughout the day
  •         Analytical expertise including the ability to set priorities while meet tight deadlines
  •         Understanding of the construction/trades industry is required
  •         Well defined conflict resolution and people management skills would be an essential
  •         Represent the company in a professional and ethical manner in addition to maintain relationships with teammates
  •         Knowledge of software programs used for purchasing and experience in Sage would be an asset
  •         Strong computer skills in MS Office applications including excellent proficiency level in excel
  •         Completion of post-secondary program would be considered an asset

Salary range; $50,000 - $55,000

To be considered for this opportunity, we invite you to replying to this ad. Please include a cover letter and your resume in your application. Thank you to all interested applicants; however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Use the Submit Resume form on the main Careers Page to apply.